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Starlight School receives generous donation
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Knights of Columbus Council 505 made a donation to the Starlight School. Superintendent of Muskingum County Board of Developmental Disabilities – Starlight Programs, Kellie Brown , received a $1,200 check from Knights of Columbus Council 505 “Measure Up” Program Chairman, Ted Paul and Grand Knight Mark Hill. Hill said Council 505
September is ‘Baby Safety Month’
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Keeping baby safe and well is the number one goal as a parent, so it goes without saying that every precaution is taken when creating a safe environment for baby. The fact is, most injuries can be prevented. Choosing the right baby products for your family can be overwhelming, but safety should never be compromised. The Guernsey County Board of
Bucyrus Elementary staff participate in Disability-for-a-Day program
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Bucyrus Elementary School staff members had the opportunity to participate in the “Disability-for-a-Day” activity during the school’s first professional development day Friday, Sept. 17. The activity was developed and run by Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD). The CCBDD developed this activity to help raise
Wood Lane finds a way to keep its students safe
Monday, September 24, 2018
School districts all around Northwest Ohio have been exploring the topic of school safety more and more each school year, and Wood Lane School in Bowling Green is no exception. Most of their students have a mental or physical disabilities, making it more important for staff members to act quickly. "Many of our students have physical needs. They utilize
Rally to highlight workforce challenges for direct-care workers for people with disabilities
Monday, September 24, 2018
People with disabilities, their support workers, families and advocates are being asked to gather at the Ohio Statehouse this month to call attention to a workforce crisis that continues to threaten availability and quality of disability services. “We want voices to be heard,” said Mark Schlater of Toward Independence, a nonprofit agency in
ACBDD launches two new initiatives, forms partnership
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Presenters at the second annual Integrate Athens Forum on Aug. 30 announced two initiatives designed to enhance the quality of life of those in the community, according to a news release about the event. In addition, the release said, the event marked the first time the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities has collaborated with the Athens City
Wellsville Dairy Queen recognized
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Wellsville Dairy Queen restaurant has been recognized for its willingness to serve as a community-based work assessment site for individuals with developmental disabilities. Shirley Bowald, employment development manager for the Reach 4 More program, outlined the the process clients would go through with the Dairy Queen. “Such sites are willing
BVC board awarded 3-year state accreditation
Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities, which oversees Blanchard Valley Center, has earned a three-year state accreditation. The center serves about 750 Hancock County children and adults with developmental disabilities each year. This is the first accreditation earned under the leadership of Superintendent Kelli Grisham. Grisham was
Families sue to keep loved ones with disabilities in care centers
Friday, September 21, 2018
Families fighting to preserve the rights of Ohioans with developmental disabilities to live in residential care centers equipped to meet their needs have filed a lawsuit against the state and other groups in federal court in Columbus. The dozen families named in the case say the push toward policies that promote home- and community-based services could
Stanley Electric wins in tiebreaker
Friday, September 21, 2018
When it comes to electricity, metal is a powerful conductor. Representatives from Stanley Electric continued to show that pertains to golf clubs as well as they successfully defended their title (again) at the Twentieth Annual Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities Golf Scramble, held at the National Road Golf Course. At the end of regulation,
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